Posts about Viewer

October 7, 2019

Load Encrypted Model Data with WebAssembly and Rust

Security and intellectual property protection has arguably been a high priority concern for Forge and BIM developers at large. With Forge our strengthening measures include the enforcement ...

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September 29, 2019

Revisiting Viewer’s Theming Coloring - Selective Cancelling, Deferred Rendering and Recursive Propagation

Note: All usage demonstrated hereby is based on Viewer v7.* and is subject to change for future versions! When we talked about theming color (available via viewer.setThemingColor(dbid)) las...

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September 26, 2019

Implement retry, custom query string and more for Viewer with Service Worker

In our previous articles over the capabilities of modern APIs for building apps with Forge and Viewer, we have explored the possibilities of leveraging Service Worker to enable offline work...

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September 24, 2019

Native experience with Viewer - Build Viewer’s offline workflows into Progessive Web Apps

(It’s highly recommended to read Petr’s Disconnected Workflow before we go into this topic) Quite a few candidates have been mooted as the potential heir to the traditional desktop/mobile (...

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September 19, 2019

Viewer Release Notes: v 7.3

7.3.0 Changed Profiles API is now official. Pixel Compare - Supports Vector-PDFs. Change consolidation works when using theming and ghosting. Added Method setFreeMeasureMode(bool) to Autode...

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September 17, 2019

Using Power BI with Forge

Autodesk does not currently provide any data connectors for Power BI which would enable you to get data into Power BI directly from a given Forge service. Without that, moving data from For...

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September 13, 2019

Forge ♥ Visual Studio Code

Forge services can be accessed in various different ways: from your own code, using 3rd party HTTP clients, or via custom web front-ends (like or https://da-...

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